Families Can’t Wait for Health Care

Our goal is health coverage for every parent and caregiver in North Carolina – so they can be there for their kids. Together we can get there!

Stories from the “Coverage Gap” 

North Carolinians share their experiences of life without health coverage, in their own words.

Alicia, Sheila & Renita
Watch Their Story
Randy and Steve
Watch Their Story
Watch Her Story
Read Her Story

Do you know what it’s like to live without the health coverage you need?

Insights & Resources

5 Ways Medicaid Expansion Helps Kids
Kaiser Family Foundation: Who Could Medicaid Reach With Expansion in NC?
Care4Carolina: Get the Facts About the Coverage Gap
Early Childhood Educators in the Coverage Gap
Cone Health Foundation: Benefits of Expanding Medicaid in NC

The time to act is NOW

Far too many North Carolinians can’t see a doctor when they need one, because affordable health insurance is out of reach in our state. Medicaid expansion would bring affordable health coverage to more than 100,000 North Carolina parents with children at home.

Expanding Medicaid will help people get the medication and treatment they need for chronic conditions like diabetes, mental health needs, cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. 

Most states have already expanded Medicaid. Thirty-eight states and DC have expanded Medicaid, including Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Indiana. They are experiencing better health outcomes and positive fiscal impact. Not one state has reversed this decision since 2010. 

Affordable health coverage helps small businesses. Many small businesses can’t afford to offer health coverage to employees – even in the best of times. Medicaid expansion can build a healthier workforce in North Carolina for businesses like restaurants, tourism, and child care, hit hardest by the pandemic. 

In the News

NC Health News

Medicaid patients and county workers brace for the end of the COVID public health emergency


WITN Greenville

State senate passes Medicaid expansion bill



The Medical Crisis that Finally Convinced Republicans in North Carolina to Expand Medicaid



Poll: GOP voters back Medicaid expansion in NC, especially when they learn more about who benefits, who doesn't